Midland: Harvester Frozen Foods gutted by suspicious fire

Midland: Harvester Frozen Foods gutted by suspicious fire

AHEAD OF one of its busiest days of the year, Harvester Frozen Foods in Midland has been gutted by a suspicious fire overnight.

WA Police said shortly after 9.30pm Department of Fire and Emergency Services and police were called to the fire, which caused extensive structural damage to the building.

Co-owner Abu Matthew, who has owned the business on Great Eastern Highway for a year and a half, said he was grateful the business was insured.

Mr Matthew said the day before Good Friday was traditionally one of the busiest days of the year.

“We have lost $90,000 worth of frozen goods,” he said.

“Police have said the fire started in the freezer.

“The ceilings are all black and the air smells like smoke and chemicals.

“Our priority is fixing everything, which will hopefully be done in a couple of days and we can return to normal.”

Today Police Arson Squad investigators were on site.

Anyone with information regarding the fire, or who saw any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area between 9.30pm and 10.30pm, can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online.